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Annual Bannertown Parade offers salute to armed forces

MAYFIELD — Local businesses and community members in the Bannertown Parade showed their patriotism and pride for Mayfield with decorated floats that followed the theme of a Salute to the Armed Forces. Parade goers clapped and cheered as each float passed by decorated in red, white and blue ...

IDA votes to pay back $18,000 to county

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency voted Tuesday to pay back Fulton County more than $18,000 for a building renovation and electrical project at the Tryon Technology Park that remains dormant after four years. IDA Executive Director James Mraz explained the ...

Chairman reports on White House trip

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Wilson on Monday reported on a trip to the White House and the ongoing emergency medical services situation in the county. In his monthly chairman’s report to the Board of Supervisors at the County Office Building, Wilson said ...

FMCC board renews general insurance

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees on Thursday renewed the college’s general insurance for the 2019-20 academic year at a cost of $154,024 through a consolidated package. The total came in slightly lower than the $155,387 in costs for the 2018-19 ...

Historical markers unveiled

GLOVERSVILLE — Many old schools are long gone, but Michael Gendron of Gloversville wants to make sure they’re not forgotten. On Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m., historical markers were unveiled outside CVS at Routes 30A and 29A to commemorate the Berkshire Common School No. 5 and the ...

Temporary stop signs fail to slow speeders

CAROGA — After a failed attempt to re-route traffic on Lake Shore Road earlier this summer season with a traffic pattern change using barriers, and the recent installation of stop signs through a temporary emergency order from Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino, speeders and reckless ...

Infant’s death still under investigation

GLOVERSVILLE — City police on Friday provided an update regarding the ongoing investigation into the death of an infant who was found unresponsive and not breathing at a Union Street apartment early Wednesday morning. The investigation began after emergency services were dispatched ...

Officials tour Caroga Lake, marina

CAROGA — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and community business leaders took a relaxing boat tour around Caroga Lake on Tuesday as they learned what it’s like to run the Caroga Lake Marina and Store. Owner of the marina, Karl Ziemann and his son, Daniel Ziemann led the ...

Solar farms’ important to area

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday discussed the importance of solar farms in the area, while taking action on three resolutions concerning them. Two of the resolutions approved at the County Office Building required Payment In Lieu of Taxes agreements for two ...

Man attacks another with sword

CAROGA — A Gloversville man was jailed after allegedly assaulting his victim’s face with a sword Thursday night in the town. Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino said Friday that Ryan Blush, 24, of 3 Vanwyck St., was arrested on a felony count of second-degree assault in connection with ...

Waste drop-off day well received

JOHNSTOWN —It was only happens every two years at the Fulton County landfill, and this time around, officials said the 2019 version of Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day went extremely well. The five-hour, bi-annual collection day at the county Department of Solid Waste site on Mud Road ...

New sewer district established

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday passed a final order establishing new County Sewer District No. 3 in the Meco area of the town of Johnstown. Supervisors had approved the district in May. But Monday’s action at the County Office Building incorporated ...

GESD’s tannery waste problem

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education on Thursday signaled its support for using the district’s unassigned fund balance this fall to cap the field at Kingsborough Elementary School where tannery waste was discovered in July. The district also plans to ...

JHS athletics donations up

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District has received more than $200,000 in donations for athletics, Superintendent Patricia Kilburn recently told the Board of Education at Johnstown High School. “We’re working on some corporate donations, still,” she said. Kilburn said ...

Taking the helm at FMCC

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College Acting President Greg Truckenmiller reported for the first time to the Board of Trustees in that position, informing the body of funding opportunities Thursday night at the campus. Truckenmiller said FMCC should continue to embrace the ...

Teachers readying for school

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District’s faculty union president told the Board of Education recently that city teachers aren’t just vacationing this summer. JTA President Nancy Lisicki in her monthly “building” report said JTA members have been busy to some degree ...

Council slated to complete bidding process

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council is aiming to complete the rebidding process for 2019 city street paving at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The city had to rebid this year and the council is looking at acceptance of a bid for street resurfacing. The council was poised in the ...

GPD readies for new K-9 program

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday approved several resolutions finalizing details for the establishment of the Gloversville Police Department’s new K-9 program. During Tuesday’s Common Council meeting Police Chief Marc Porter introduced Officer Michael Quattrocchi who was ...

Jeffrey Glanda dies in Green Haven prison

Jeffrey Glanda, who was serving life in prison for the 1997 murder of his estranged wife, died Wednesday at Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville. Glanda, 69, had lived in Tupper Lake and Lake Placid, and was serving a life sentence without parole for first- and second-degree murder ...

Four arrested at hotel on drug charges

JOHNSTOWN — City police arrested four Gloversville residents on criminal mischief and drug charges following an incident Sunday night at the Holiday Inn. Officers said the incident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. at the 308 N. Comrie Ave. hotel. Police said Tessa Neecole Taylor, 24, of 44 ...